From Alan Trimble — more encouraging news! Hello Everyone, The new, small cohort of Pacific Oyster larvae is still present and growing at a better pace than the last cohort did at this size. Apparently the small summer storm didn’t knock them out, and the new wave of anchovies that
From Alan Trimble Hello Everyone, Samples from yesterday morning’s high water did not contain any remaining Pacific Oyster larvae from the August 3 cohort. However, the new cohort we detected on Sunday evening were present throughout the samples. They have grown to early umbo at 100 microns in 2 days.
From Alan Trimble Hello everyone, Samples from this morning indicate that Pacific Oyster larvae are beginning to set throughout the Bay. Larval counts are slowly dropping as the larvae grow – much more quickly than cohorts of recent years. Here are the counts from samples during the 5:30AM high water:
From Alan Trimble Hello All, We have completed our duplicate blind counts from yesterday evening’s pump samples. We can confirm that after a wait of several years we finally have a cohort of Pacific Oyster larvae that are surviving and growing to setting size in measurable numbers. This group is
BY ONEARTH, 18 AUG 2011 — This OnEarth column was written by Eric Scigliano. In the summer of 2007, something strange and troubling happened at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery on Netarts Bay in Oregon, which raises oyster larvae for shellfish growers from Mexico to Canada. The hatchery’s “seed,” as